Sponsors Luncheon Briefing: What You Don't Know About Building Safety and the Policies that Protect Your Life

Do you feel safe in the buildings where you live and work? What if you were told that your building isn't as safe as it could be? Members of Congress can help increase building safety by supporting policies and strengthening programs designed to increase building safety – protecting the lives of millions of taxpayers and helping to mitigate the devastating economic and social impacts of natural and man-made disasters.

This briefing will highlight policies and programs that are working, and legislation designed to improve building safety.

Monday, July 30, 2012 • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
U.S. House of Representatives
Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building


Doug Read
Chair, High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition
Director of Government Affairs, ASHRAE

Welcoming Remarks

Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
Co-Chairs, High Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus


Federal Agency Efforts for Resilient Buildings and Communities
Ryan M. Colker, J.D., Director of the Consultative Council/Presidential Advisor
National Institute of Building Sciences

Building Codes Save Lives and Property, and How Congress Can Help
David L. Karmol, Vice President, Federal and External Affairs
International Code Council